People's Assembly Speaker Hammouda Sabbagh, heading a delegation from the Assembly, arrived in Tehran today to participate in the swearing-in ceremony for Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and to extend congratulations on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian people, the People's Assembly and the Syrian government.
He was received at Imam Khomeini Airport by representatives of the Iranian presidency, the Islamic Consultative Assembly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Syrian ambassador in Tehran, Dr. Shafiq Diop.
In a press statement, Sabbagh stressed the depth of the old, rooted and renewed historical relations between the Syrian Arab Republic and the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the unity of the path and destiny that unite the two brotherly countries.
The inauguration ceremony of Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi began earlier today in the Iranian capital, Tehran, in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, and participation in the ceremony was limited to senior Iranian officials, due to the precautionary measures against the Corona epidemic.
Raisi, 60, will be sworn in on Thursday in front of the Iranian Shura Council, in a step that will be followed by presenting the names of his candidates for ministerial positions in order to gain the confidence of deputies over their nomination.
Raisi had won the presidential elections that took place in Iran on the eighteenth of last June, with 61.95 percent of the vote.